Last Shipping Deadline! Gifts Under $50

Mad Dash

The last day for shipping orders in time for Christmas is Wednesday, December 17th!


There are 22 bags IN STOCK and ready for immediate shipping and that number is quickly going down! We will be adding a handful of bags on Tuesday that can also go out by Wednesday.


We still have a few of the Free Wallets and Swatch books for mailed Gift Certificates. The emailed printable versions will be available through Christmas Eve.

Gift Certificate Set



Camera Straps

Please get your orders in by the end of the day on Monday! We can still make them and get them shipped on time.

Gifts Under 50

Finding the Perfect Bag!


Please pardon our remodeling of the online presence of Porteen Gear! Until our transition is complete, there are two places you can visit to get your Porteen Gear bag.

1. The Bag Builder:

Here, you can be the designer by picking swatches of fabrics and leathers to design a bag that is unique to your personality. All six sizes are on the bag builder in the standard formats. You can go add your bag to The Cart right from here and pay with a credit card or Paypal.

(If you want any different customizations or add-ons, you will need to contact us so we can make a custom listing for you in our Etsy store.)

To start building your own custom bag, visit: The Porteen Gear Bag Builder.

Porteen Gear Bag Builder

2. Custom Bag Orders and In Stock Items:

We are still on Etsy and this is the best place to contact us for custom orders for different styles of bags, (Tuscany, Verona, alterations to the flaps). You can also find bags that are ready for immediate shipping and all of our camera straps and misc. items.

Visit the Porteen Gear Etsy Store to read the reviews, design and find inspiration for your custom bag!

Porteen Gear Etsy Shop

Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements as Porteen Gear will be adding a few new items just in time for the holidays!

The holidays are coming up and we will be selling Gift Certificates with swatch books, to give the Gift of Design again this year!





FREE Tote Bag – CYBER Monday Deals – Shipping Deadlines


NEW! For CYBER MONDAY – If you purchase a Gift Certificate in the Porteen Gear Etsy Store on Monday, December 1st, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a FREE Tote Bag! Winner to be announced at 9 PM EST. The Red Plaid Tote has a waterproof Green Interior with a Red Tweed pocket. Great bag for the market!

Red Tote


Red Plaid Tote

Gift Certificates come with a FREE Swatch Book and a FREE Leather Wallet through Monday! Give the Gift of Design!

Gift Certificate Set



Only One Day Left for the $50.00 Totes! They went quick, we only have 1 or 2 of each design, so grab yours now while you can, we won’t have time to make any more before Christmas!

MARKET TOTES  for $50.00 (reg. $75.00)

This deal goes from Friday to Monday at midnight. We have limited supplies of the tote bags, so get them while you can.

Market Totes


Holiday DeadlinesIf you need it before December 25th:

Custom Order Deadline for the U.S. is Tuesday, December 4th!

Last day for International Shipping of all orders is December 5th!

Shipping of all order in the U.S.: December 17th





FREE Shipping Worldwide! Black Friday Deals

Free Shipping


To celebrate the Holidays, we are offering Free Shipping Worldwide on Friday, November 28th from 12:00a.m. to 11:59PM, EST Time (15:00 GMT)

Use Coupon Code: blackfriday14

Code valid in the Porteen Gear Etsy Store and on the Porteen Gear Bag Builder


MARKET TOTES  for $50.00 (reg. $75.00)

This deal goes from Friday to Monday at midnight. We have limited supplies of the tote bags, so get them while you can.

Market Totes


Gift Certificates come with a FREE Swatch Book and a FREE Leather Wallet through Monday! Give the Gift of Design!

Gift Certificate Set


DEADLINE REMINDERS – International Shipping Deadline coming up December 5th!



US: December 4th

International: November 19th – Passed for custom orders




US: December 17th

International: December 5th




Gifts $50.00 and Under and The Market Tote Bags Are Here Again!

Gifts Under 50

Gifts Under $50.00 for the Photographer

We have several gifts under $50.00 this year! Our Camera Straps come in 30 different colors and we have many designs in the wrist straps from leather with rivets to colorful webbing.

Porteen Gear Leather Wrist Strap


We are please to announce that the Large Market Totes are back for Black Friday Weekend for Only $50.00! Regular retail price is $75.00.

We have 4 New Designs and we brought back the popular Plaid Bag with the Evergreen Bottom.

Plaid Market Tote

Plaid Market Tote

Tribal Market Tote

Tribal Market Tote

Purple Flower Tote

Purple Flower Tote

Mod Market Tote

Mod Market Tote

Gray Ice Market Tote


Gray Ice Market Tote

These will all be available in the Porteen Gear Etsy Store on Friday, November 28th. The $50.00 Sale will go through the end of Cyber Monday. Stay tuned for more sales announcements tomorrow!


The Leather Camera Card Cases are available this year in limited supply! This is a unique gift idea for the photographer on your list! These are available now in the Porteen Gear Etsy Store.

Camera Card Cases

Holiday Shopping has Commenced and So Has the Snow!

We’ve already got 3 inches of snow on the ground in the upper midwest and the Holidays are approaching fast!

Porteen Gear Camera Straps

Porteen Gear has been busy in the studio getting inventory ready to sell for the gift giving season! As soon as we can get our new inventory listed in our store, they are already being bought up! We have new fabrics and leathers from our recent buying trip to Chicago and are excited to showcase these. They are now available on the bag builders at If you haven’t been to the bag builders, it’s a place to play with swatches and build your dream bag!

New fabrics


We have many gifts available under $50.00! Camera Straps, Camera Wrist Straps, Camera Card Journal Pouches and the Canvas Tote Bags that were popular last holiday season!

Porteen Gear Wrist Straps

Leather Wrist straps make a great gift idea! Our unique design allow them to fit loosely over the wrist and if you drop your camera, they will cinch tight!

Elephant Camera Strap

We carry camera straps in many styles and designs! Elephants have been on our Hot list this year!

tribal Camera Straps

Two new Tribal styles are available in Red and Blue! Visit the Porteen Gear Etsy store to find all 40 styles!

Porteen Gear Gift Certificate

Not sure what your recipient would like? Porteen Gear Gift Certificates come in a gift box with a swatch book through the month of November! Giving the Gift of Design will surely be a favorite! The emailed versions can be purchased up until Christmas Eve!


Stay tuned to see the Tote bags that will be available on Black Friday weekend!

International Custom Orders are due by Novemeber 19th if you need delivery before December 25th!!


International Shipping Options and Holiday Deadlines


US: December 4th

International: November 19th



US: December 17th

International: December 5th


With the International Deadlines for custom orders and shipping coming up fast, I thought I’d take the time to mention a couple of options for our customers outside the US.

Here are two customer recommendations for shipping outside of the US. And I only give these based on customer referrals! Please do your own research before using one of these carriers. Both options are more expensive than using Regular Post, but if you want the peace of mind and the speedy delivery, it might be worth paying for. Porteen Gear has shipped about 50 packages through the MyUS company and I have not heard of any problems.


 My US Logo ships to over 200 countries using well known carriers.  The idea is that you sign up and get a unique suite number that serves as an address in the US. They are slightly pricier than regular post but have a solid track record and fast shipping.

You get:

Door to Door delivery in 2-4 days

Complete Tracking all the way through.

They have won several awards including Exporter of the Year.

Live Customer Service.




Shop Mate ShippingAustralia Customers,  this one is for you! Australia has been Porteen Gear’s biggest selling country outside the US,  with Canada, France and the UK coming in a close third.

I have heard form a couple of Australian customers that this new company is a great one to use!

You get:

Complete tracking all the way through.

Delivery in 5-8 business days.

Easy user interface with many options to watch and make changes to your delivery along the way.


Porteen Gear uses Regular Post 

Porteen Gear ships international orders through the regular post. Although this turns out to be the most cost effective way available to ship outside of the US, the downside is that orders do not track once they leave our International Port Airports. (except for Canada whose post is compatible with the US).

Another possible delay is that customs offices can get backed up around the holidays and it can take 1-2 weeks to get a package. I do have to say that I have only lost two packages out of 9000 shipments.  So the track record of reliability keeps me utilizing the regular Post.

Out of the carriers that do track, UPS, FEDEX and DHL. They charge huge prices, as much as $150.00 just to ship one camera bag for small companies like mine! That’s why I thought I’d refer a couple of different options. They obviously get bulk rate shipping deals.